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Catalogue            Group                                                    A side/B side                                                       Language

Number

561 OJA 002    Orch Bana Sambo                        Sifa Ya Bana Samba Pts 1 & 2                  Lingala

LEO PRODUCTION

A single that turned up on CD&LP.com in November 2013 by a Congolese band that also recorded for Audio Productions. While the records were distributed by Nyanza Music Store, which had shops in both Nairobi and Mombasa, they appear to have been produced in Kendu Bay.


This town on the edge of Lake Victoria in Nyanza was once a centre of commerce and entertainment that threatened to rival Kisumu. But in the mid-1980s water hyacinth began to clog its port and beaches and both business and people moved elsewhere. Only since 2010 have there been signs of economic recovery.